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The Centre for Independent Living

We are a membership and user led organisation, run and controlled by disabled people. We promote independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. By independent living we mean that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person.

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Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

Human Rights Outrage of Mental Capacity Amendment Bill

Disability Sheffield has joined with over one hundred social care sector organisations by signing an open letter to Ministers criticising the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.The letter puts on public record serious concerns about the content, progress and passage of the Bill saying the reforms pose a real threat to the human rights of people requiring the greatest support in life.

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Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Can you Help?

Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Can you Help?

We’re grateful to The Barrel pub in Chapeltown who will be holding a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to raise money for Disability Sheffield on Sunday May 26th, from noon till 4pm. Please save the date in your diary. We’d love to hear from you if you’re willing to volunteer to support us in organising the event and/or help out on the afternoon with fundraising activities such as hosting fete type games and manning our information stand or just with your ideas for the party!

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Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

Making a New Home – Holocaust Memorial Day

Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub were represented at the Holocaust Memorial Day on the 28 January by Debbie Sunday. Debbie composed and recited a moving piece, questioning how we support those displaced by genocide and war in making a new home. The theme of the Memorial Day this year was Torn from Home.

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Thursday 21st February

Sheffield Cycling 4 All - 10 - 3

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only...

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Tuesday 26th February

Sheffield Cycling 4 All - 10 - 3

Inclusive cycling sessions with Sheffield Cycling 4 All continue in Hillsborough Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and thanks to HealthRich funding, it’s now only...

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Wednesday 20th February

BAMER HUB 5:30-7:30pm

The BAMER Hub focuses on issues specific to BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee) communities. It promotes fairness and inclusion and challenges inequalities.

It...

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Thursday 21st February

Under the Stars Nightclub - 7 - 10.30pm

A fantastic nightclub for people with learning disabilities and their friends at the Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Rd, sheffield S1 4SE.
Over 18s. £5 entry. If...

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Sunflower  Lanyards at Sainsbury's Show Hidden Disability

Sunflower Lanyards at Sainsbury's Show Hidden Disability

Sainsbury’s supermarkets are rolling out a scheme designed to enhance the shopping experience for people with hidden disabilities such as autism, dementia, visual or hearing impairment. Shoppers will be able to pick up a sunflower lanyard at participating Sainsbury’s stores, which will act as a discreet sign to alert staff to customers who may need additional help whilst shopping

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Move More Celebrates Inclusive Sport

Move More Celebrates Inclusive Sport

Having any type of impairment can make it even more difficult to be physically active. That’s why Move More has organised a special event celebrating inclusive sport on Thursday March 28th at the English Institute of Sport, on Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA . People of all ages are welcome and admission is free for anyone with a disability.

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DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

DPAC Report On Universal Basic Income

Campaigning group Disabled People Against Cuts has issued a report containing their concerns about the possibility of a universal basic income. Their report called ‘Solution or Illusion’ expresses reservations about the idea , which has supporters from across the political spectrum.

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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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